Showing posts with label Spain. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Spain. Show all posts

Friday, June 24, 2022

PCTE: Spanish government suspends basic rights and freedoms for the NATO Summit

Madrid has become a “fortress city” for the needs of the NATO Summit which will take place between 28-30 June. In a statement the Press Office of the Communist Party of the Workers of Spain (PCTE) denounces the social democratic government of Pedro Sánchez for suspending “basic rights and freedoms in order to shield Madrid before and during the NATO Summit”.


It is reminded that PCTE and its youth wing, the Collectives of Communist Youth (CJC), organize an anti-imperialist protest, against NATO Summit, on Sunday 26 June in Atocha, Madrid. 

Sunday, May 29, 2022

Communist Parties held anti-NATO event in Madrid

Source: PCTE Twitter
Communists from Spain, Greece and Turkey joined their voice against NATO and the imperialist war in a political event organized by the Communist Party of the Workers of Spain (PCTE) on Saturday 28 May in Madrid. In a fully packed hall at Centro Cultural El Madroño, under the slogan “Their Wars, Our Dead”, the participants denounced the criminal role of NATO and claimed the disengagement of their countries from the imperialist organization. 
 
Representatives of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) and the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) were invited and attended the event, delivering speeches on behalf of their parties. The KKE was represented by Giorgos Marinos, MP and member of the Political Bureau, while the TKP was represented by Ekin Sönmez, Central Committee member and responsible for international relations. 

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

PCTE: On the Spanish government's change of stance about Western Sahara

Statement by the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Workers of Spain (PCTE) on the Spanish Government's change of stance about Western Sahara:

The Spanish Government, via a letter signed by Pedro Sánchez, has modified the official stance on the conflict in Western Sahara, thus supporting the stance held by Morocco all over the years —Sahara would become an autonomous province within the Alawite kingdom.

Saturday, February 26, 2022

PCTE: No to imperialist war! No a la guerra imperialista

Statement of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of the Workers of Spain (PCTE): NO TO IMPERIALIST WAR!

The conflict between imperialist powers and blocs has entered a new stage with the start of direct military actions by the Russian Federation against military targets on Ukrainian territory. In these difficult times, when there is a serious risk of the outbreak of a widespread imperialist war, the Political Bureau of the PCTE sends the following reflections to workers and to the ensemble of our people:

Friday, February 11, 2022

Spain: PCTE communists expose government's celebrations over minimum wage increase

Spain will increase the national minimum wage by 3.6% to 1,167 euros ($1,334) per month, Labour Minister Yolanda Diaz said on Wednesday. Calling the increase “a very important milestone”, Diaz said that seeking to compete with other nations by pushing down salaries in the past had led to a weak economy and precarious businesses, and was profoundly unjust.

The social democratic government of Pedro Sanchez is trying to present this decision as a great success of pro-people policy. However the rise of inflation alone diminishes the increase and the minimum wage remains below the poverty line.

Friday, January 7, 2022

Spain: Communists slam government's Labor Reform

The Political Bureau of the Communist Party of the Workers of Spain (PCTE) has issued a statement making assessments for the so-called "Labour Reform" prepared by the social democratic government of Spain.

Read the statement below in both English and Spanish:

"The Reform passed by the Government, the trade unions, and the employers' unions, carries out component #23 of the so-called Recovery, Transformation, and Resilience Plan, and it is an essential part of the Government's commitments to the European Commission in return for the NextGenerationEU funds. 

Friday, November 19, 2021

Ástor García re-elected General Secretary of the PCTE

On November 13 and 14 were held the plenary sessions of the 2nd Congress of the Communist Party of the Workers of Spain (PCTE), called the Centennial Congress as a tribute to the founding, in November 1921, of the Communist Party of Spain as the Spanish Section of the Communist International.

Throughout the two days of debates, the delegates debated and unanimously approved the Political and Accountability Report, which analyzed the tasks carried out by the Party since the previous Congress, held in November 2017, the proposal of reform of the Statute of the Party and the Political Resolution which establishes the main tasks of the PCTE until the next Congress. Seven short resolutions on different issues were also approved unanimously.

Friday, November 12, 2021

Dolores Ibárruri — ¡No Pasarán! (They Shall Not Pass)

On July 19th, 1936, the emblematic Spanish communist Dolores Ibárruri, also known as "La Pasionaria", delivered a radio message calling the people to defend the Second Spanish Republic from the fascist military uprising. 
 
Representing the Spanish Communist Party, then part of the Popular Front Government, Ibárruri ends her speech with the historic battlecry phrase "They shall not pass" (¡No Pasarán!).
 
Dolores Ibárruri served as the General Secretary of the Central Commitee of the Communist Party of Spain from 1942 to 1960. 

Thursday, November 11, 2021

Spain: PCTE to hold its 2nd Congress in Madrid

The 2nd Congress of the Communist Party of the Workers of Spain (Partido Comunista de los Trabajadores de España, PCTE) will be held on November 13-14, 2021 in Madrid. 

The congress, which coincides with the 100th anniversary of the foundation of the Communist Party of Spain, has been called by the PCTE as the "Congress of the Centenary". 

The PCTE is a young but dynamic Marxist-Leninist party founded on March 2019 following a split from the Communist Party of the Peoples of Spain. The party's youth wing is the Collectives of the Communist Youth (CJC) and its official newspaper is Nuevo Rumbo

PCTE participates in the International Meeting of Communist and Workers Parties (IMWCP) as well as in the European Communist Initiative. 

Thursday, November 4, 2021

Madrid: Young communists paid tribute to the Centenary of the Communist Youth of Spain

On Sunday 31 October, the Collectives of Communist Youth (CJC) held an act in commemoration of the Centenary of the Communist Youth of Spain, the first communist youth organization in the country.

This act was dedicated to all militant communists who resisted to Franco's fascist dictatorship and who stood firm against the trends of opportunism and euro-communism. 

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Spain's Trans Law and the political opportunism of PSOE-UP government

Spain's Minister of Equality Irene Montero (right)
The social democratic Spanish government, consisting of PSOE and Unidad Podemos (UP), has passed a draft law, known as "Trans Law", that will allow citizens aged over 14 to change their gender without evidence.


Under the proposals, citizens will be able to change their name and gender without the need for proof or witnesses. The administrative procedure will also do away with health reports and the need for medical and legal guardianship.

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Josep Almudéver Mateu, last fighter of the International Brigades, dies at 101

Josep Eduardo Almudéver Mateu, the last surviving member of the International Brigades who fought against the fascist Franco regime in Spain, died on Tuesday 26 May at the age of 101. 

Almudéver, who was born on 30 July 1919 in Marseille to Spanish parents, was 16 and living in the Valencian town of Alcàsser when Franco’s coup triggered the Spanish civil war.

In 1936, at the age of 17, he enlisted to join the fight in defense of the Republic. He participated in the Aragon front where he was wounded. He was sent home when his true age emerged. However, Almudéver didn't give up. He used his French nationality to join the International Brigades so he could carry on fighting.

Thursday, February 11, 2021

PCTE: 100 years after the foundation of the Communist Party of Spain (PCE)

Statement of the Central Committee of the PCTE on the Centenary of the Foundation of the PCE (SEIC):

The Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Workers of Spain (PCTE) addresses to all the workers from our country in the start of 2021 – 100 years after the foundation of the Communist Party of Spain (PCE) as the Spanish Section of the Communist International (SEIC) – and conveys the following statement.

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Capitalist Crisis in Spain: Accelerated by the Pandemic and managed by Social Democracy

By the Communist Party of the Workers of Spain (PCTE)

 
Spain is living in 2020 the worst capitalist crisis of 121 its history. The economy is shrinking on double-digit figures; there are millions of unemployed workers, and dozens of thousands of victims dead because of the pandemic.

A superficial glance could determine that the causes of the current crisis are completely due to the effects of the pandemic and the paralysis of economy during confinement. However, the analysis we had made before the pandemic were already predicting the looming of a capitalist crisis, being the Coronavirus actually a catalyst, rather than the cause of it. One that affects the capitalist relationships worldwide and not only its national expressions.

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Spanish communists slam Juan Carlos, call for an end to the institution of the monarchy

In a statement published on its website, the Communist Party of the Workers of Spain (PCTE) commented on the decision of the embattled ex-King Juan Carlos to leave the country amid investigations for corruption scandals. 

The royal parasite, whose full name is Juan Carlos Alfonso Víctor María de Borbón, reigned as King of Spain from November 1975 until his abdication in June 2014.

In the statement, the PCTE points out: 

Monday, July 6, 2020

Spain: PCTE communists ready for Galicia and Basque Country regional elections

On  the occasion of the upcoming regional elections in the northern Spanish provinces of Galicia and the Basque Country (Euskadi), the International Department of the Communist Party of the Workers of Spain (PCTE) issued the following statement:
Next Sunday, July 12 there are elections in Spain held in the territories of Galicia and Euskadi, previously canceled because of the situation generated by the Covid-19 pandemic. In spite of this recent health crisis, the governments of both territories have decided to restart the election, even though they are quite aware of the difficulties in a background like the current one. It is an electoral appointment that will group large masses in front of the doors of the polling stations, where the health of the whole population should be assured without any exception. 

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

100 years of communist struggle in Spain — Statement by the Political Bureau of the PCTE

This April marks the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the organized communist struggle in Spain, through the formation of the Spanish Communist Party (Partido Comunista Español), as well as the first anniversary of the Communist Party of the Workers of Spain (PCTE).
On the occasion of these anniversaries, the Political Bureau of the PCTE issued the following declaration:

Thursday, January 9, 2020

"No trust in the social democratic government of PSOE-Unidas Podemos" - PCTE statement

The Political Bureau of the Communist Party of the Workers of Spain (PCTE) issued a statement on the occasion of the investiture of Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez and his social democratic coalition government.
The statement reads:
After more than eight months of deadlock, and through two electoral processes, the candidate of the Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party (PSOE), Pedro Sánchez, has been invested as Prime Minister. 

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Communist Party of the Workers of Spain: No trust in the Government of social democracy!

The Political Bureau of the Communist Party of the Workers of Spain (PCTE), after holding its 9th Plenary Session, issues the following statement:
The slowdown of the capitalist growth cycle which followed the last crisis is an unquestionable reality. In spite of the efforts made by the spokespeople of capitalist bodies and governments to state that the current situation of “deceleration” does not take a chance to become a crisis, the macroeconomic data known thus far increasingly express with more clearness that the capitalist growth is deeply weak and there are lots of factors that could accelerate the outbreak of a new crisis in the next years.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Spain Elections: Vote for PCTE, the strongest communist candidacy! (+Video)

On the occasion of November 10 general elections in Spain, the Communist Party of the Workers of Spain (PCTE) issued an informational statement regarding its electoral campaign. 

PCTE is the strongest communist candidacy in these elections, given the fact that no other list with the hammer and sickle will participate in more constituencies. The Party's electoral program has been published in various idioms, including Castellano and Catalan.

The Communist Party of the Workers of Spain (PCTE) is running for the elections on November 10 under the slogan “Choose what is necessary. For a country for the working class”. In  this  context  of  the  failure  of  social-democracy,  the  participation  of  our  Party  in  the new elections will be greater than in the previous call of April.